Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Dot Post (.post) : Pointing to the electronic future

 
Dot Post (.post) is the UPU’s sponsored top-level domain for the postal sector. The domain’s technical infrastructure became a reality in 2012, and member countries and their designated operators can now register for their domains and explore the possibilities of .post.
 
Some Posts have plans to use .post to stimulate cross-border e-commerce and hybrid mail, for example.
 
 

 
 
More than 70 per cent of the world's Posts say that electronic services are strategically important to their business, according to UPU research. This finding provides impetus to the goal of developing the .post (dotpost) platform, and the 2012 Universal Postal Congress decided that work should continue in this regard.
 
The platform’s goal is to interconnect current and future electronic postal services and make them interoperable in a secure and trusted environment. It will authenticate postal service providers and strengthen the postal brand globally.
 
.post intends to link the physical and digital worlds, creating a secure platform that enables postal e-services to be delivered to all citizens and businesses.
 
Applications, such as identity management, e-shops, e-payments, e-forms, secure postal mailboxes, address management, hybrid mail and advertising mail, would have a home on this future platform.
In 2009, the Universal Postal Union became the first United Nations agency to be granted a sponsored top-level domain for the postal sector.
 
Vision
What the UPU is trying to achieve through .post is not different to what happened when the organization was created in 1874. At that time, 22 countries with their own postal infrastructure, services and bilateral agreements came together to create the UPU and a single physical postal territory that interconnected them
 
Friday, November 23, 2012

Continuation of IT Modernisation Project of Department of Posts – Phase II

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs today approved the proposal of Rs.4,909 crore towards IT modernisation project of the Department of Posts, covering 1.55 lakhs post offices.

The total expenditure for the project involving Rs.4,909 crore includes both implementation phase and operation and maintenance phase for the IT infrastructure of Post Offices. The IT project of the Department is a part of the Mission Mode Project (MMP) included in the National e-Governance Plan (NEGP).

The Department of Posts has a network of 1.55 Lakhs post offices spread across all the States and Union Territories of the country. The key objective of the India Post IT Modernisation project is modernization and computerization of all Post offices in the country including branch post offices in rural areas to create a urban-rural network spanning across the length and breadth of the country.

The IT modernisation project is expected to give following benefits to the citizens of the country:

• Improve customer satisfaction due to faster and more reliable delivery of services

• Enhance visibility and transparency

• Provide access by multiple channels to the customers e.g. post office counters, kiosks, internet, mobiles ATMs etc;

• Ensure delivery of "citizen centric services"

The IT modernisation project will provide a national asset and infrastructure for all users apart from the post offices including various government departments, business houses and the citizens to use the services effectively for their communication, banking, insurance and service delivery needs. The project will improve the delivery of mails, banking and insurance services rendered by the Post offices across the length and breadth of the country.

For the purpose of implementation, the IT modernisation project has been structured into 8 segments catering to IT infrastructure such as datacentre, network, computers and peripherals, software applications which will cover all the product and services of the Department of Posts, and change management which will help in effective transformation into IT mode. The project will be implemented in all the 1.55 lakh post offices in a phased manner over a time period of 2 years, to be followed by the O&M phase over the period of contract.

The project will be rolled out to all the post offices covering all States and Union Territories in the country a phased manner.

Background:

The proposal of the Department of Posts is in continuation of the proposal which was approved by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on 26th Aug 2010. The overall project has been segregated into eight RFPs, of which, selection of vendors have been finalized in case of 5 RFPs and LOIs have been issued. Of these 5 RFPs, in four cases the contracts have been signed with the selected bidders. In respect of two RFPs the financial bids have been opened and selection of the bidder is under process.

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Source : Press Information Bureau : http://pib.nic.in
Saturday, November 17, 2012

ow to Connect to Console Session with Windows Server 2003 Terminal Services

In Windows Server 2003, when you use Terminal Services, you can connect to the console session (session 0), and at the same time, open a shadow session to it (as long as you connect from a session other than the console). With this added functionality, you can log on to a Windows Server 2003-based server that is running Terminal Services remotely and interact with session 0 as if you were sitting at the physical console of the computer. This session can also be shadowed so that the remote user and the local user at the physical console can see and interact with the same session.

How to Connect to the Console Session

When you connect to the console session of a Windows Server 2003-based server, no other user has to be already logged on to the console session. Even if no one is logged on to the console, you are logged on just as if you were sitting at the physical console.

To connect from the remote Windows Server 2003-based computer, open a command prompt, and then type the following command:
mstsc -v:servername /F -console
where mstsc is the Remote Desktop connection executable file, -v indicates a server to connect to, /F indicates full screen mode, and -console is the instruction to connect to the console session.

When you use this command, you open the Remote Desktop session, and when the logon is authenticated, you are connected to the console session that is running on the Windows Server 2003-based server. If a user is currently working on the console session at the computer, you receive the following error message:
The user domain\username is logged locally on to this computer. The user has been idled for number minutes. The desktop is unlocked. If you continue, this user's session will end and any unsaved data will be lost. Do you want to continue?
The user of the current console session is then logged off, and you receive a message that states that the computer is currently locked and only an administrator can unlock it.

Note: If the console session user and the Terminal Services session user are the same, you can connect without any problems.

for more information read article : http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278845

 

Saturday, November 17, 2012

IFS : International Financial System application

The International Financial System application (IFS) is a standalone application, which takes care of the electronic transfer of international money orders. IFS uses electronic data interchange (EDI) to send international money order data electronically, using sophisticated data encryption techniques to ensure the integrity of the data sent over the postal network. IFS also helps Posts provide electronic domestic money order services.

IFS is a complete management tool that responds perfectly to the needs of Posts in the electronic transfer of money orders especially at a time when the money transfer market is becoming increasingly competitive.

Its Gross National Index (GNI) based costing structure and low transaction-tax enables a very fast return on investment. The goal of the IFS system is to provide postal enterprises with reliable, secure, and timely electronic financial services, which in turn allows Posts to be more competitive in the global marketplace. The IFS system not only handles all phases of international and domestic money processing but also provides advanced features that facilitate cash management and accounting.
IFS has a wide range of functions, including:
Money order data collection, such as registration of any processing up to the final payment, reimbursement or cancellation of the transaction
Tracking and tracing of individual transactions or groups of transactions
Money order service monitoring and production of statistics
Quality control measurements
Bi-lateral agreement definition and automatic validation of transactions against the agreements
Production of UPU standard international accounting documents

IFS also supports a variety of money order and fund transfer services, from ordinary cash-to-cash orders to urgent wired transfers. On the IFS network, any transfer of data is protected by strong software encryption techniques. Network members are part of a Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) operated by the PTC.

The IFS operational front-end is run as a Web application. This is specifically adapted for easy deployment over an Intranet or even over the Internet. It is possible to secure the protocol between the Web browser and the Application server.

IFS can easily be interfaced with an existing application, such as a counter operations system. In addition, the system user interface can be localised into any language.


The advantages of the International Financial System include:
IFS can be used as a simple gateway for accessing the postal network or as a complete money order management tool
IFS complies with all UPU regulations
IFS is easy to deploy and staff training can be provided during the installation phase. In most cases, no additional hardware is required
IFS is an end-to-end solution and can be used from the point of sale (at the origin) to the point of final payment (at the destination)
IFS supports multiple international and domestic services and service definitions are free. Each network member is free to negotiate and configure the service conditions, rules and prices bilaterally with each of its partners
IFS is scalable ensuring that the same software supports from very low to very high volumes of transactions
IFS functions are constantly enhanced, based on requests from all network members
IFS offers various options for connecting to the postal network, including leased line or dial-up over the Internet or using SITA lines

www.upu.int

 
Friday, November 16, 2012

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Universal Postal Union

The Universal Postal Union (UPU) works to stimulate the lasting development of efficient and accessible universal postal services of quality that facilitate communication between inhabitants.
The world's second oldest international organisation aims to guarantee the free circulation of postal items over a single postal territory composed of interconnected networks.
The UPU also encourages the adoption of fair common standards and technology, ensures interaction among stakeholders, promotes effective technical cooperation and responds to customers’ changing needs.
The Posts maintain the world’s largest physical distribution network with 660,000 post offices. These, in turn, provide modern products and services vital to the socio-economic development of any country.
The postal sector employs some 5.5 million employees to process and deliver 433 billion domestic letter-post items annually, as well as some 5.5 billion international items and over 6 billion parcels. Many Posts also offer express mail, financial and electronic services.
A United Nations specialized agency, the UPU has 192 member countries and is based in Berne, Switzerland.
 
Source : www.upu.int
Thursday, November 15, 2012

Postal Global Security Standards

World Customs Organizaton released press release on Amendment to UPU Convention boosts global aviation security and Customs' fight against illicit trade . Same is produced below for your information.

Amendment to Universal Postal Union ( UPU ) Convention boosts global aviation security and Customs' fight against illicit trade
Brussels, 12 November 2012

Press Release

The World Customs Organization (WCO) welcomes the decision of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) to make its security standards mandatory for its 192 member countries, thereby establishing a legal basis for the provision of advance electronic data on postal items to Customs and aviation security authorities.

Outcomes of the UPU's 25th Congress, which took place in Qatar from 7-11 November 2012, were presented by a representative of the UPU's International Bureau in Bern, Switzerland to delegates attending the 197th/198th Sessions of the WCO's Permanent Technical Committee, responsible for trade facilitation and security procedures.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Parental controls


iProtectYou has been designed to allow parents to control their children’s internet activities. It allows to filter websites which the children can visit and block e-mails or the messages with inappropriate words. For that, it offers to the user many options: to set level of restrictions, opened files over the web, application list, recording time, etc. In order to set these restrictions, it is possible to specify distinct reasons, key words, filter criteria and modify the inappropriate word list. The program is already provided with a preselected list of unwanted sites and key words. Of course, it is possible to publish or add an entry according to your specific needs at any time.
Editor : SoftForYou
Release : 8.62
O/s : Windows 2000, XP, Vista
License : Shareware

Link to download free version

Source : http://en.kioskea.net

For latest version of iProtectYou 8.8

iProtectYou 8.8    [ Free to try (14-day trial)  ]
The iProtectYou Internet filtering and parental control software program enables you to fully control your child’s online use, thus preventing your child from being exposed to the inappropriate, harmful and dangerous aspects of the Internet.
In addition, this program enables businesses to limit and control their employees access to the Internet and to any programs

Free to try (14-day trial)
Source : http://www.softforyou.com/

 





Source : http://en.kioskea.net 
Tuesday, November 13, 2012

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Source : http://technochat.in




 
Sunday, November 11, 2012

Gautam Roy of PTC Mysore died on road accident.

 


Goutam Roy with wife Urmila and daughter Usari.

Mysore, Nov. 10- In a tragic incident, four persons from city were drowned when the car in which they were travelling fell into a roadside open well at Kaspadi Cross in Sagar taluk of Shimoga district on Bangalore-Honavar Highway early this morning.